Stamp Review Crew - Host Set Bonus Hop

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Bonus Blog Hop.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

The Stamp Review Crew is an international group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who gather for a blog hop the first and third Mondays of the month to review a single stamp set.  This week's hop is a BONUS HOP and instead of looking at one stamp set, we are looking at the Host stamp sets that are available in the Annual Catalog and Holiday Catalog.  

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I've chosen the Pun Intended Host stamp set from the Annual Catalog (top row, middle of the graphic above).  By the time you've traveled through the hop, you are sure to find a number of great ideas using these fun stamp sets.  So sit back, relax, and get ready to start pinning ideas to your Pinterest board!

To see the line up of artists for this week's hop, click here.  If you've already joined the hop and are traveling forward, you've arrived from Shana Gaff's blog where you were presented with an amazing project to inspire your creativity.  If you're traveling backwards through the hop, you've seen Dawn Tidd's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

I have three projects to share with you where each card showcases one of the focal point images from the Pun Intended Host stamp set.  I kept the card designs simple and stuck with a single color palette for all three cards:  Daffodil Delight with Basic Black and/or Whisper White.

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Pun Intended; Inks:  Basic Black Archival, Staz-On Jet Black; Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Thick Whisper White, Vellum; Embellishments:  Metallics Sequin Assortment; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Fine Tip Glue Pen; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips

 

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Pun Intended; Inks:  Basic Black Archival, Daffodil Delight, Versamark; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Thick Whisper White; Embellishments:  Whisper White Baker's Twine; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Embossing Buddy, White Stampin' Emboss powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Banners Framelits

 

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Pun Intended; Inks:  Basic Black Archival, Staz-On Jet Black; Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Silver Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  Pop of Pink Specialty; Embellishments:  Thick Whisper White Baker's Twine; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips

I'll be sharing the how-to's for these projects in the next week or two, so I hope you'll return to see the the inside sentiment areas for each of these projects and the coordinating decorated envelopes.  

Be sure to visit all the stops on this week's hop to find more ideas for using the Host stamp sets from the Annual Catalog and Holiday Catalog.  Just click on the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons below to continue.

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Here's the listing of all the artists on the hop:

  1. Betty Traciak
  2. Kelly Kent 
  3. Rochelle Blok
  4. Tanya Boser 
  5. Shana Gaff
  6. Mickey Roberts
  7. Dawn Tidd
  8. Nikki Spencer
  9. Heidi Baks
  10. Holly Stene

Robertssiggy


Timeless Textures -- Happy Birthday Sunshine!

Hello there!

It's good to be back to blogging after a short absence.  Sometimes life just moves you on unexpected pathways from time to time.

Today's post is a follow-up to Monday's Stamp Review Crew blog hop featuring the Timeless Textures stamp set.  I hope you took the time to travel through the hop to see all the AMAZING ideas for using this stamp set to create backgrounds for your focal point or to create unique focal points.  To see the line up of Stampin' Up! artists who participated in the blog hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.

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One of the great things about background stamp images is that you can achieve the "look" or "feel" of an object on plain cardstock just by stamping the image.  For this card base, I used the smudged lines image to create the "look" of a distressed wood background for this card base by randomly stamping the image horizontally using Versamark ink.  This gives the background interest without overwhelming the focal point.  Since the focal point is lying directly on top of the card base, simple is definitely best.  The focal point is created with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits using Cucumber Crush cardstock for the stem and leaves, Daffodil Delight cardstock for the flower base, and Watermelon Wonder cardstock for the flower.  [Note that the Daffodil Delight flower base and the leaves were created from the small four petal flower/butterfly-looking thinlit that was cut in half for the flower base and cut into four pieces for the leaves.]  The flower pieces were adhered to the card base using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue (or as I like to say, "Essence of Glue").  You can also use the Fine Tip Glue Pen to achieve the same result.  A piece of Thick Whisper White Baker's Twine was tied into a bow and adhered at the base of the flower using a Mini Glue Dot.

The greeting, from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set, was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and die cut with the Big Shot using the banner framelit from the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Framelits.  The banner was adhered at the center of a strip of Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper and a piece of Watermelon Wonder cardstock with the right ends of the papers aligned flush with the right side of the card base and the left ends of the Designer Series Paper and Watermelon Wonder cardstock punched with the Banner Triple punch.  

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The stem, flower, and leaf images, from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set, were stamped onto the liner using Watermelon Wonder ink for the flower and Cucumber Crush ink for the stem and leaves.  The "Congrats" sentiment was stamped to the right of the flower using Cucumber Crush ink.  The "On One More Year" sentiment was stamped below "Congrats" using Watermelon Wonder ink.  A strip of Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper was adhered along the left edge of the liner.

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The stem, flower, and leaf images were stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Watermelon Wonder ink for the flower and Cucumber Crush ink for the stem and leaves.  The "Happy Birthday" greeting was stamped below the flower using Cucumber Crush ink.  

I'll be back soon with another one of the cards I featured for the Stamp Review Crew blog hop featuring the Timeless Textures stamp set.  I look forward to seeing you!

Robertssiggy

 

Card Measurements --

Crumb Cake:  4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Cucumber Crush:  1" x 3-1/2", 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"; Daffodil Delight:  1-1/4" x 1-1/4"; Watermelon Wonder:  2-1/4" x 3-1/4", 1-1/4" x 4-1/4"; Whisper White:  3/4" x 3-1/2", 4" x 5-1/4"; Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (Watermelon Wonder background with Crumb Cake dots):  1/2" x 5-1/4", 1" x 4"; Thick Whisper White Baker's Twine:  8"

Supplies I used for this project --

Stamps:  Timeless Textures, Sunshine Sayings; Inks:  Crumb Cake, Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Versamark; Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Affectionately Yours Specialty; Embellishments:  Thick Whisper White Baker's Twine; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid Glue; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Banner Triple Punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform and Precision Base Plate, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Gift Card Envelope & Trims Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Stamp Review Crew -- Timeless Textures

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop for the Timeless Textures stamp set.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

To see the line up of artists for this week's hop, click here.  If you've already joined the hop and are traveling forward, you've arrived from Dawn Tidd's blog and enjoyed her unique style.  If you're traveling backwards through the hop, you've just seen Heidi Baks' fabulous projects.

I have three projects to share with you with very different looks.

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Timeless Textures, Badges & Banners; Inks:  Basic Gray, Cajun Craze, Dapper Denim, Delightful Dijon, Early Espresso, Emerald Envy; Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Moroccan; Embellishments:  Metallics Sequin Assortment, Delightful Dijon 5/8" Mini Striped ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue Pen; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Best Badge punch, Handheld Stapler, Sponge

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Timeless Textures, Sunshine Sayings; Inks:  Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Versamark; Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper: Affectionately Yours Specialty; Embellishments:  Thick Whisper White Baker's Twine; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Banner Triple punch, Big Shot w/Precision Base Plate and Magnetic Plate, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Gift Card Envelope and Trims Framelits

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Timeless Textures, Better Together; Inks:  Night of Navy, Tip Top Taupe, Versamark; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Night of Navy, Whisper White; Embellishments:  Metallic Enamel Shapes, Gold Metallic Thread; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Sponge Brayers, Sponge, Embossing Buddy, Clear Stampin' Emboss powder, Heat Tool

I'll be sharing the how-to's for these projects this week, so be sure to return to see the liners for the inside sentiment areas for each of these projects and the coordinating decorated envelopes.  

Be sure to visit all the stops on this week's hop to find more ideas for using the images included in the Timeless Textures stamp set as the focal point for your projects or as an accent to your focal point image.  Just click on the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons below to continue.

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Here's the listing of all the artists on the hop:

  1. Valerie Moody 
  2. Kelly Kent
  3. Shana Gaff
  4. Charlene Harreveld
  5. Betty Traciak
  6. Bruno Bertucci
  7. Mike Funke
  8. Sue Plote
  9. Holly Stene
  10. Dawn Tidd
  11. Mickey Roberts
  12. Heidi Baks
  13. Tanya Boser
  14. Nikki Spencer

Robertssiggy


Shake it Up! August Bonus Project for Craft Project Central

Hello!  

This month I am a Guest Designer at Craft Project Central.  This means that every couple of days during the month I'll be posting sneak peek photos of projects that you may want to check out.  To do this, you'll need to subscribe to Craft Project Central to see the step-by-step tutorials.  Some time during the month, I'll be giving away a one month subscription to Craft Project Central, so be sure to check back from time to time (hint-hint:  see my post on August 16th--today's the last day to qualify!).  Here's the bonus project for August.

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Who doesn’t love a shaker card…or a shaker tag!  This project includes instructions for three ways to create simple shaker cards…and matching shaker tags!   Featuring the Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set and colorful papers, this project uses sequins and punches…for sparkle and color…to create fun, interactive cards and tags that everyone is sure to love!

This great project comes to you designed by Sue Plote.  You can get the instructions for Sue’s project, in one of three ways:  subscribe to two or months in a row at Craft Project Central, OR put the Craft Project Central badge on your blog, or by referring a friend and when they subscribe, let the admins at Craft Project Central know.  

 

Robertssiggy


A Sweet Birthday Ensemble for Craft Project Central

Hello!  

This month I am a Guest Designer at Craft Project Central.  This means that every couple of days during the month I'll be posting sneak peek photos of projects that you may want to check out.  To do this, you'll need to subscribe to Craft Project Central to see the step-by-step tutorials.  Some time during the month, I'll be giving away a one month subscription to Craft Project Central, so be sure to check back from time to time (hint-hint:  see my post on August 16th).  Here's the tenth project for August.

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This beautiful Birthday Sweet and Cupcake themed ensemble is for that special girl or woman in your life.  It's for six guests but you could make more! All using beautiful designer series paper and cardstock. The die cut and embossed Happy Birthday Banner is adorable and can be used year after year. Sweet and simple invitations have a raised cupcake plus envelopes. The birthday card has a glimmer filled clear shaker underneath the cupcake.  There's a Thank You Note Book to record gifts, the year and important information about the birthday. Can't forget the tiny Goody Bags and lastly, six simple Thank You Cards finish this ensemble.

This great project comes to you designed by Carole Anne Patterson. To get the instructions for Carole Anne’s project, just subscribe to August over at Craft Project Central.  And if you have a minute, please leave Carole Anne a comment on her project.

Robertssiggy